Facebook Adds Page Posts To Real-Time Updates API

Facebook announced late Wednesday that its real-time updates application-programming interface for developers now includes page posts, meaning that developers will automatically receive notifications every time changes occur on their pages.

A Facebook spokesperson described the new feature as follows:

For example, if a user likes or comments on a post from a page, the developer will receive a notification letting them know. Up until today, developers were continuously pulling the latest information about a page down to their own servers and looking for changes on their end. We think that the addition of this feature will be extremely helpful for developers and businesses, based on the significant reduction in server calls and processing power.

The social network offered more information on the inclusion of page posts in its real-time updates API in its documentation.

Developers: Will this new feature be helpful to you?

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